Tag: TRNC-UK relations

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Covid 19: UK will accept North Cyprus vaccine certificates from Monday

People inoculated against the coronavirus in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) will no longer have to self-isolate for ten days when they visit Britain following rule changes that come in to force on Monday, 10 January. Up until now, those jabbed against Covid-19 in the TRNC and arriving in Britain were treated by […]

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More pressure on UK government to recognise North Cyprus Covid vaccination certificates

Scottish MP Drew Hendry is the latest politician to press the British government on recognising Covid-19 vaccination certificates issued by the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). The Shadow SNP (Scottish National Party) Spokesperson for Trade tabled a question in Parliament asking the Foreign Secretary Liz Truss on “what assessment her Department has made of […]

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Conservative MP quizzes UK government on why it doesn’t recognise TRNC Covid vaccination certificates

A Conservative Member of Parliament has challenged the British government on failing to accept certificates for AstraZeneca Covid vaccines administered in Turkey and the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). Julian Sturdy, the MP for York Outer, asked the Health Secretary Sajid Javid about “what discussions” he has had with his “international counterparts” on recognising […]

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President Tatar congratulates new Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, as UK-Turkish Cypriot relations increasingly strained

The President of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) Ersin Tatar has congratulated Liz Truss on her new appointment as the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs. In a short statement President Tatar tweeted: “Congratulations on your appointment as Foreign Secretary Liz Truss. “The Turkish Cypriot side looks forward to working […]

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“Utter contempt for Turkish Cypriots” – community slam UK government for “lying” about Ercan disembarkation rule

The British government has moved the goalposts over its ‘disembarkation rule’, giving a completely different reason in Parliament about why the policy was introduced for flights between the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) and the United Kingdom, angering Turkish Cypriots, who have accused the government of ‘dishonesty’. Back in 2017, the UK government claimed […]

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10K signatures and counting: can Kadir Kanizi’s direct flights petition break the travel embargo on North Cyprus?

Somewhere on the internet is a graveyard of petitions for direct flights to North Cyprus. They all start with good intentions, and one last year even got a response from the British government, but they all die a premature death without making a material difference. Kadir Kanizi (pictured top) is responsible for the latest direct flights […]

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Lord Balfe challenges UK government on why it has a trade envoy for Taiwan, but not for North Cyprus

A Conservative politician in the House of Lords has sought to highlight inconsistencies in the British government’s policies on trade relations with states it doesn’t formally recognise. Lord Richard Balfe tabled a series of questions about the government’s use of trade envoys, asking what the criteria was in determining which countries have a trade envoy, […]